There is a fascinating YouTube channel called “Yes Theory” – it’s a group of people who challenge themselves (and others) to step out of their comfort zone and make themselves do something that they never thought they’d ever do.
The most recent episode I watched was when two people switched lives for 72 hours – one from Austin Texas and one from Stockholm Sweden. They each went to the other’s home for 72 hours and immersed themselves into the other’s life, with friends and family.
The gentleman who came from Sweden and went to Texas is a motivational speaker – Steffan Taylor. One of his dreams was to come to America and speak to youth. This group of people gave him that chance, and during his speech, he talked about what we do. He said – you are not a teacher, you are a human being. You are working in business, that’s what you do, but that’s not necessarily what you are. You are not defined by your job, you are defined by who you are. Another thing he said was, you can fail at your job and even lose your job, but you can never fail with you are. Wise words.
It was so emotional and amazing to watch. He was touched just as much as the young people he spoke to. It was a dream come true for him, and he was so inspirational that it got me thinking of my situation. I’m not a babysitter or a nannie, I am me, and I am simply here for a short time helping with my grandson. Doing this does not define me. Being me defines me.
It was a very transforming YouTube video to watch. Take a few minutes and watch it. It’s pretty amazing.